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Isolated Diastolic Hypotension
Many causes: Usually it is due to dehydration and electrolyte deficiencies in young adults. Rarely, it is due to leaky aortic valves. Sometimes it is due to certain hormone deficiencies or anemia. You should see your doctor for lab tests and to see if you have leaky valve (murmur on exam) and if further evaluation with echocardiogram is needed. ...Read more
Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more
I have isolated diastolic hypotension (130/51). I have no symptoms. My doc thinks it's fine. Should I b concerned? What should I do to get it checked?
Benign fasiculation for 2 years. New problem, diastolic hypotension only when standing. Also shaking when stretching. Confusion. What is my problem?
I'm 19. My blood pressure always around 120/60, sometime 110/55+. My sistolic ok but diastolic 55-60+. is this low blood pressure? What should I do?
No. Low bp is when your stand up you faint or get dizzy.
One "problem"with this pressure is you will live a very long time and will not likely suffer from heart disease. Keep up the good work. ...Read more
Is it normal for diastolic blood pressure to rise with anxiety? Even over 100? I normally on average have low blood pressure. During activity diastoli goes up though.
Hypertension: The active ingredient that gives the peppers their heat - a compound known as capsaicin - might set your mouth on fire, it also leads blood vessels to relax (the research in hypertensive rats shows). Long-term dietary consumption of capsaicin, one of the most abundant components in chili peppers, could reduce blood pressure. ...Read more
Many causes: Hypotension can be caused by many causes - sometimes it is normal, other times by medications or metaboloic conditions such as low thyroid. Hypotension causing shock can be hypovolemic (from loss of blood), cardiogenic (heart function not working well), obstructive (pulmonary embolism causing blood vessel obstruction), or distriubutive (think sepsis, low adrenal function, anaphyaxis, toxins). ...Read more
Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hypotension: The symptoms of hypoglycemia and hypotension culd occasionally be confused. Patients with hypoglycemia might feel near fainting, sweats, tremors and food craving. Patient with hypotension might feel near fainting, but usually no sweats, or food craving, but might be thirsty. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several things: Lots of things can cause low blood pressure. If it is related to surgery, the first thing I would consider would be bleeding (bad to miss and easy to correct). The anesthetic agents themselves can lower blood pressure. If the patietn had a heart attack during surgery the blood pressure could be low. So the anesthesiologist must figure out which problem it is, as the treatment depends on the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low BP can cause headaches, is due to changes in the BP of your head occur dramatically. If you bend over and suddenely move upright you may feel pain in your head. Once you get trggered with that you get like any other headache
headaches are more common when BP is very high. ...Read more